Pay Schedules for Contractors

These steps will only apply to companies who are using Zenefits Payroll to pay their contractors, not through the Zenefits Contractors app.


How to Add a Contractor to a Pay Schedule

  1. From the Payroll app, click into the People tab, then into the Contractors section.
  2. Click on the name of the person you'd like to add to a pay schedule.
  3. A detailed panel for that individual will appear.
  4. In the upper right corner of the detail panel, you will see the option to add the selected individual to a pay schedule.
    Hourly Contractors can only be added to the Hourly Pay Schedule
    Fixed Rate Contractors can only be added to the Salary Pay Schedule
  5. If the contractor has already been added to a pay schedule, you'll instead see the option to remove them from the assigned pay schedule.

How to Remove a Contractor from a Pay Schedule

  1. From the Payroll app, click into the People tab, then into the Contractors section.
  2. Click on the name of the person you'd like to remove from a pay schedule.
  3. A detailed panel for that individual will appear.
  4. In the upper right corner of the detail panel, you will see the option to remove the selected individual from the assigned pay schedule.
    Hourly Contractors can only be added to the Hourly Pay Schedule
    Fixed Rate Contractors can only be added to the Salary Pay Schedule
  5. If the contractor hasn't already been assigned a pay schedule, you'll instead see the option to add them to a pay schedule.

How to Switch Pay Schedules for a Contractor

Pay schedules for contractors are determined by their compensation type.
  1. From the Payroll app, click into the People tab, then into the Contractors section.
  2. Click on the name of the person whose pay schedule you are changing.
  3. A detailed panel for that individual will appear.
  4. Click on the Details tab, then go to their profile /tearsheet using this shortcut ee tearsheet
  5. Click on Employment & Compensation from the left hand menu, then Make Changes.
  6. Select if the change already happened, will be immediate, or scheduled.
  7. Pick from the Compensation Type drop down.
    Hourly Contractors can only be added to the Hourly Pay Schedule
    Fixed Rate Contractors can only be added to the Salary Pay Schedule
  8. Once finished, press Continue and complete any additional questions.
NOTE: Contractors with a Fixed Compensation Type assigned to the Salary Pay Schedule will need to be paid on off cycle runs.

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